Welcome to this month’s edition of the alumni eNewsletter! Halloween is winding down and the candy jars are running low, but the excitement to enjoy turkey and cranberry sauce is in the air. As the spirit of Thanksgiving begins to linger, we here at the college can’t help but be grateful for the many blessings we’ve been given. In this season of giving and gratitude, I would like to thank each of you for all you do to help not only your alma mater but also the science world as a whole. We’ve come a long way because of your generous contributions, and so we’d like to tell you a bit about where we are.
Just recently, we visited with the College Volunteer Leadership Council at Timp Lodge, where we reported that overall, the college is doing very well. In the past year, the number of students in our seven departments has increased by 10%! Although an increasing number of students brings challenges to accommodate the growth, it also brings opportunities, so we are excited about this new development. This means more students learning to think analytically. More students learning to investigate deeply. More students doing mentored research. More students getting hands-on experience. And more students becoming life-long learners.
But along with the increase of students, we’ve also seen an increase in your efforts to help us achieve our goal of raising money for both undergraduate and graduate studies in the sciences. Our endowment fundraising has already raised more than one and a half million dollars! This is just one more reason for us to be grateful this Thanksgiving season. We are still aiming towards the mark of raising $10 million for undergraduate studies, as well as $10 million for graduate studies. We know that with your help, we will reach our goal and help change the lives and ambitions of our students in the sciences.
Our college also has a lot of exciting events coming up. Clubs and groups throughout our college will host engaging, scientific events throughout the month of November, and if you are in the area, I encourage you to attend as many as you can.
I look forward to working with you to enhance our students’ experiences here at CPMS. I know that when we work together to improve our students’ education, we’re improving our future as well.
Upcoming November Events
Leadership Council Getting Involved
CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY
Soaking up Cancer Research
Measuring Disease and Molecules
Making Math Computable
From Austria to BYU
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Science and Religion: A Love Story
Giving to the College
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